PSA registers as third party

PSA denies Brownlee registration claims – 17 Mar 2008 – Politics: New Zealand Political News, Analysis and Comment including 2008 election coverage – NZ Herald

The PSA has decided to register as a third party. Great!…..but hang on, aren’t they politically neutral?

It seems that though they are politically neutral they are registering just in case they may breach the Electoral Finance Act. However if they just stuck to issues they wouldn’t have to. Therefore one can only conclude that they are going to run a political campaign for or against a party.

It is great that they are having a say, but absolutely ridiculous that they have to register to have that say. They should be able to say whatever they like and spend as much of their members money as they like saying it. To have to register to speak is totalitarian.